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Medical Expense Deductions for Assisted Living Fees

February 26, 2009

Assisted living fees are likely to be tax deductible, under federal law, as a medical expense in most cases where the primary reason for the resident’s presence at the community is to receive care. Historically, there has been some confusion regarding the status of assisted living as “medical” in nature, due to the fact that it is often grouped with “social service” models of care and, at least in California, is not licensed as a “health facility.” This article discusses the legal basis for claiming a medical deduction for assisted living fees.

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